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UCT students tackle food insecurity

A group of fourth-year UCT medical students are dedicated to bringing awareness to food insecurity in local communities. Click for a full size image   UCT students tackle food insecurity Under the supervision of Dr Kirsten Bobrow, medical students Nicole ...

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Cocoa for pleasure — and health?

  Cocoa for pleasure — and health? Massive study will try to determine benefits of much-loved, savory powder By Alvin Powell Yes, we love cocoa in winter, particularly around Valentine’s Day. But does cocoa love us? While you may want ...

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Frequency combs: on-chip integration on track

Ring-shaped silicon nitride microresonators on a chip coupled with an optical fiber © Victor Brasch/Erwan Lucas/EPFL Click for a full size image   Frequency combs: on-chip integration on track EPFL scientists have found a way to miniaturize frequency combs, realizing ...

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Descent into a Frozen Underworld

Aaron Curtis, a postdoctoral scholar at JPL, traveled to Antarctica this past December, where he tested robots and instruments designed for icy worlds like Europa. Image Credit: Nial Peters Click for a full size image   Descent into a Frozen ...

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Rutgers Develops Eco-Friendly Concrete

Richard E. Riman focuses on making ceramic materials under sustainable conditions. Credit: Cameron Bowman Click for a full size image   Rutgers Develops Eco-Friendly Concrete Rutgers’ Richard Riman invented energy-efficient technology that could help limit climate change In the future, ...

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Do cold showers cool you down?

Controlling blood flow to the skin, along with sweating, is an important way of controlling internal body temperature. Author provided Click for a full size image   Do cold showers cool you down? It’s normal to feel hot, sweaty and ...

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Surveying the Scenery 90 Million Miles From Earth

An artist’s rendering of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s survey pattern during its Earth-Trojan asteroid search (not to scale). The search occurs Feb. 9-20 as the spacecraft transits the Earth’s L4 Lagrangian region. (Illustration: Heather Roper/UA) Click for a full size image ...

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